Firms celebrate Queen's Awards

Jo Francis
Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Five print-related businesses are celebrating Queen’s Award for Enterprise accolades.

Wide-format substrate business Contra Vision received a Queen’s Award for Innovation for its suite of patented see-through graphics products.

It’s the Stockport firm’s second Queen’s Award in succession, having picked up a gong for Overseas Trade last year.

Tamper Technologies of Ashbourne also won an Innovation Award, for its tamper-evident tapes that are used in a variety of applications to protect items from theft, terrorism and counterfeiting. The firm’s products exhibit “advances in ink and adhesives technology,” said the citation.

Specialist lamp manufacturer Heraeus Noblelight gained its Innovation Award for developing an automated process for the manufacturing of arc lights. Its product range includes lamps that are used in printing industry applications for drying and curing. 

An Award for International Trade went to Pulse Roll Label Products of Bristol for its “outstanding” overseas sales growth. The firm makes a range of ultraviolet inks and varnishes for the label printing industry.

Fraser Anti-Static Techniques of Tiverton, which supplies electrostatic equipment to the paper, packaging and plastics industries, also won an International Trade award. It was lauded for its track record of impressive growth in international markets.

There was a total of 141 winners this year, with 105 companies awarded for International Trade, 24 for Innovation and 12 for Sustainable Development. 


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